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Karen K. Wielgus

August 24, 1943 — November 11, 2021

Karen Kay Wielgus(nee Kassner), 78, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully at her home in Hartford WI on November 11, 2021. She was born on August 24, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Karen married her childhood sweetheart, Jerry Wielgus, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portage on November 4, 1961, recently celebrating 60 loving years together. She was a graduate of Madison East High School, attended Milwaukee Tech and was hired and enjoyed a long and successful career at JC Penney.

Karen enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, dart ball, trips to the casino, family reunions, holiday gatherings, and the many family events.

She was a proud patriot and avid supporter of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces, especially her five grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her spouse, Jerry; her children, Tim (Linda) Wielgus, Deb Chapman, Pam (Chris) Burns; seven grandchildren, Torie(Cole), Stephanie(Mike), Andrew, CB, Kurtis(Ashley), Michael, and Brittany(Jordan); and six great grandchildren, Kylie, Paisley, Vincent, Reagan, Haley and Olivia. She is further survived by two sisters, Donna Stewart and Kathy(Stan) Vinge, as well as many other family and friends.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Marjorie Kassner; her Grandma Stacia; and son-in-law, Kent Chapman.

A memorial service for Karen will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Evert-Luko Funeral Home (170 Warren Avenue) Hartland, with Fr. Nick Baumgardner officiating. Family and friends are invited to visit directly at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. A reception will follow at the Hartland American Legion Post.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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